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vivek.pandey
February 25th, 2011, 02:01 PM
hi everyone
i am facing a new problem these days whatever i am trying to install whether it be from synaptic or from software center i am getting an error message in the end which is same everytime
here is the message

E: firmware-b43-installer: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1

what is it? how to get rid of it?

Kiean
February 25th, 2011, 02:03 PM
What version ru on ? Have u tried reinstall the os?

philinux
February 25th, 2011, 02:06 PM
hi everyone
i am facing a new problem these days whatever i am trying to install whether it be from synaptic or from software center i am getting an error message in the end which is same everytime
here is the message

E: firmware-b43-installer: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1

what is it? how to get rid of it?

Open a terminal.


sudo apt-get purge firmware-b43-installer

Then
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Report back any errors.

violinuxer
February 25th, 2011, 02:08 PM
If you do have access to internet, to which I believe this is related (b43 refers to your wireless card) you could try running


sudo apt-get remove --purge firmware-b43-installerTo clean up you could do:

To clean up:


sudo apt-get autoremoveHope this helps

If that ends up breaking something:


sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer

Hope this helps!

violinuxer

violinuxer
February 25th, 2011, 02:12 PM
Open a terminal.


sudo apt-get purge firmware-b43-installerThen
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgradeReport back any errors.

Wait a sec- am i missing something or can you use apt-get purge instead of apt-get remove --purge?

violinuxer

philinux
February 25th, 2011, 03:25 PM
Wait a sec- am i missing something or can you use apt-get purge instead of apt-get remove --purge?

violinuxer

Yes indeed. See
man apt-get


--purge
Use purge instead of remove for anything that would be removed. An asterisk ("*") will be displayed next to
packages which are scheduled to be purged. remove --purge is equivalent to the purge command. Configuration
Item: APT::Get:: Purge.

violinuxer
February 25th, 2011, 03:55 PM
Ah. Thanks for the clarification. That really could be helpful. :)

Gotta love these forums!

violinuxer

vivek.pandey
February 25th, 2011, 04:12 PM
thanx everyone for your answers
k it seems the problem is solved though not very confident unless things go on well for next few days but anyways what was the reason for such an error being displayed???